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Fitness & Wellness

If you are looking for a great way to stay in shape in a social setting, join one of our fun, innovative, and invigorating classes to start getting the results you want! All classes are held in the Leonhard Recreation Center. To enroll in classes, you must register by the listed deadline. The recommended age for classes is 15+. A younger child may participate in a class if they are accompanied by a participating parent/guardian.

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The Champaign Park District offers many programs for self improvement. Below are just a few. Please see our latest Program Guide for our current offerings.

Indoor Walking

Leonhard Recreation Center
Monday-Friday: 6:00a – 10:00p
Saturday: 7:00a – 10:00p
Sunday: 9:00a – 9:00p

Douglass Community Center
Monday-Friday: 8:00 – 9:00a

Boot Camp

Drop and give me 20! This intermediate/advanced circuit training style class incorporates cardio, bodyweight exercises, strength conditioning, and athletic drills to ensure the muscle and performance change you are looking for. In Boot Camp class we start as a team and finish as a team! This class will get your heart rate up quickly to maximize benefits.

M/W; 6:15-7:00a
Leonhard Recreation Center
Fee (R|NR): $59-63 | $88.50-94.50 per session

Cardio Kickboxing

Kick, jab, cross, hook, and upper-cut your way to a strong core and burn lots of calories in this fun, high-intensity cardio class!

Tu/Th; 6:30-7:15p
Leonhard Recreation Center
Fee (R|NR): $21-60|$31.50-90 per session

CIZE Live™

CIZE Live™ is a revolutionary new dance workout designed for people of all levels. Participants will bust out full dance routines to the hottest music tracks. Get sweaty, gain confidence, and get an amazing workout. The moves are easy to follow – but the workout WILL challenge you, change you, and get you in the best shape of your life.

M/W; 5:30-6:15 pm
Leonhard Recreation Center
Fee (R|NR): $24|$36 per session

Finding Fight Self-Defense Workshop For Women

Ages 18+
In this workshop we will cover the basics of women’s self-defense and self-protection. Participants will begin to learn how to recognize violence before it happens and deal with violence if it does happen. There will be both discussion and active hands-on practice of realistic skills that will actually work in real life situations.

Saturdays, June 30 & September 1
9:00 – 11:30 am
Leonhard Recreation Center
Fee (R|NR): $36|$54
Questions: jimmy.gleason@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3986

Finding Fight Self-Defense Class For Women

Ages 18+
Finding Fight is an 8-week long realistic self-defense and self-protection class for all women. Participants will learn how to recognize violence before it happens and deal with violence if it does happen. The skills developed in this class are realistic, doable, and will actually work in real life situations, even under real life stresses. This will be an active and empowering experience!

Mondays
5:30-6:30 pm
Leonhard Recreation Center
Fee (R|NR): $136|$186
Questions: jimmy.gleason@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3986

 

Forever Fit

Beginners and active seniors: enjoy fun music, easy-to-follow moves, and a friendly atmosphere in a class that improves flexibility, joint stability, balance, coordination, muscular strength, and
endurance. We combine light cardio exercises (to strengthen heart and lungs) with strength training to make this a workout you’ll look forward to.

M/W; 8:30-9:15 am
Leonhard Recreation Center
Fee (R|NR): $49|$73.50 per session

Hatha Yoga

Improve and enhance your body’s strength, flexibility, and balance as we focus on the whole body. This gentle class will also help relieve stress and tension as we learn yoga postures, meditation, and breathing exercises.

Tuesdays or Thursdays; 5:30-6:15 pm
Leonhard Recreation Center
Fee (R|NR): $24-28|$36-42 per session

Introduction to Cheerleading

Ages 4-9
Come and learn the basic fundamentals of cheerleading! Various cheers, motions, jumps, stunts and kicks will be explored each class. Improve self-confidence, physical conditioning, and teamwork skills in a fun social setting. We have the spirit, how about you!

Thursdays
Ages 4-6; 9:30-10:15 am
Ages 7-9; 10:30-11:30 am
Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R|NR): $30-35 | $45-52.50 per session

Let’s Dance!

Dance is back at the Springer Center! Join us as we move and groove with easy-to-learn dances set to Oldies but Goodies, as well as country classics and other musical styles. This medium-paced class is great for beginners and line dance enthusiasts alike. Dance your way to better health by retaining your memory skills, strengthening your bones, and improving your balance all while protecting your joints. Join us as we have fun staying forever young.

Wednesdays; 9:00-9:45 am
Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R|NR): $26 | $39 per session

Line Dance Fitness

Our popular Line Dance classes focus on easy-to-learn moves set to classic country hits and today’s country favorites, as well as other musical styles! Impress your friends and family at weddings and parties, or show off at the club! If you’re ready to kick up your heels for a boot scootin’ good time, this class will have your feet stompin’ and heart poundin’ in no time.

Mondays; 6:45-7:30 pm
Leonhard Recreation Center
Fee (R|NR): $24 | $36 per session

Strength Training

Tone and sculpt your whole body. Instructor Sabrina Carter will help participants learn the building blocks you need to help you transform your body. This class is designed for all fitness levels.

M/W/F; 9:30-10:15 am
Leonhard Recreation Center
Fee (R|NR): $49-52 | $73.50-78 per session

 
 
 

More Classes Available Each Season

The above is just a selection of the many group fitness classes we offer. Visit the Program Guide each season to see new offerings keeping with the latest trends to keep you fit!

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